KHSD to temporarily stop in-person instruction, assessment services, athletics due to rise in COVID-19 cases

December 2, 2020 /

The Kern High School District announced it will pause in-person instruction, in-person assessment services and athletics for all students and staff beginning Wednesday.

The District said in a press release it made the decision as a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases in Kern.

The Kern County Public Health Department announced Tuesday 657 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in Kern to 18,456. Health officials also confirmed one new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 449.

“Distance learning and virtual support services for all students will remain in effect until it’s safe and appropriate to resume in-person instruction, supports, and services,” the District said in a news release.

KHSD will continue to deliver daily distance learning and virtual support services to all students from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with additional instructional support time between 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Daily meal service to students will continue from 1-2:30 p.m. on all comprehensive high school campuses and Nueva Continuation High School, and from 4:30-6 p.m. at Arvin High School.